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December 17, 2021

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Space.com

The private spaceflight company will launch a stack of 52 Starlink satellites on one of its previously flown Falcon 9 rockets. The mission is set to blast off at 4:24 a.m. EST (0924 GMT, 01:24 a.m. local time) from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg …

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Space.com

Comet Leonard spent the first couple of weeks of December visible as a target for observers with binoculars and telescopes in the early morning sky before sunrise. Now, however, the viewing venue has changed and the newfound Comet Leonard (cataloged as …

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Space.com

This theory by itself is not new, as it was proposed by Stephen Hawking in 1971. In the new study, however, a team of astronomers shows how the existence of such primordial black holes neatly fills some major gaps in the current understanding of the …

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Space.com

Skywatchers will be treated to a cosmic duet tonight (Dec. 17), as the brightest comet of 2021 and the brightest planet pair up for a night sky double feature. Comet Leonard, also known as Comet C/2021 A1, will be visible from the Northern Hemisphere …

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Astronomy Magazine

Jupiter and Venus set amid the northern lights as seen from Ruka, Finland, in early 2012. Timo Newton-Syms (Flickr). Friday, December 17 2021’s best comet, C/2021 A1 (Leonard), floats just 5° below Venus in the evening sky tonight.

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CNN

(CNN) The largest planet in our solar system appears to look more and more like a work of art. It’s full of surprises — and so are its moons. The NASA Juno mission …

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Space.com

Pluto is geologically alive. Bizarre geometric shapes first spotted on the dwarf planet’s surface in 2015 are indications that a process called sublimation is ongoing, a new study suggests. A fresh model indicates that the polygonal nitrogen ice on …

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NPR

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever, is waiting at a launch site in French Guiana. It should be able to detect infrared light from galaxies that are so far away, the light from them has been traveling through space for …

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The Weather Channel

In the 21st century, humanity is set to take a giant leap towards understanding our universe and its origins while continuing the search for life beyond our home planet. And this exciting leap would be made possible by the mighty, next-gen cosmic …

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CNET

The James Webb Space Telescope is poised to launch on the early morning of Christmas Eve. NASA. Monisha …

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